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that libya that killed the u.s. ambassador there according to libyan officials. three other staffers, also americans, were killed. ambassador christopher stevens died of smoke inhalation after the consulate attack. stevens had only been served since may in libya. >>> this morning's attack comes after armed protesters attacked the consulate last night. >> in egypt, thousands ever pro terses stormed the american embassy and burned the american flag. they are angry at a film produced in the united states that insult the prophet mohammed. let's get more from doug luzader live on capitol hill. >> good morning. as you mentioned, the u.s. ambassador apparently killed there we are still waiting for confirmation from either the state department or the white house. they are only saying that one u.s. staffer was killed. but if this is, in fact, triewrks it represents a dramatic escalation in the situation there. chris stevens, 52 years old, a u.s. aim bass done to libya. he had been a key player in the region for some time. he worked to help the libyans overthrow qaddafi. he was in no way connected b
raged on. protestors targeting the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, and apparently u.s. citizens, as well. killed in the rampage, the u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens, as well as at least three other americans. stevens had been a key figure helping libyans overthrow moammar qaddafi all of this over a video produced by a u.s. citizen and uploaded on youtube that depicts mohammed as among other things a womanizer. >> don't make our people angry because they will kill! they will fight! they will do such a situation. >> reporter: it mirrors the scene in egypt where protestors stormed the u.s. embassy in cairo. the embassy's first response was to condemn the video which brought a stinging rebuke from administration critics. >> mob of al qaeda sympathizers in egypt forcing the united states into making a statement essentially of apology. on 9/11 of all days, for something which we are not responsible for. i would say to the mob, go to hell. >> reporter: the administration later disavowed its own embassy's response saying the statement by embassy cairo was not cleared by wa
at the u.s. consulate in libya may have been something different. a coordinated sustained attack that lasted for hours killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others possibly to send a message on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> this is our mob. this is an organized terrorist attack. >> asthma renos were dispatched, back at home, they became a campaign issue. a statement from the u.s. embassy in egypt that criticized a film that sparked outrage there. >> having that embassy reiterate apologizing for the right of free speech is not the right course for administration >> delayed campaign trip yesterday. but he still attended a rally in las vegas after telling 60 minutes that governor roam ree has a tendency to shoot first and aim later. >> it's important for you to make sure the statements you back up by the facts and thought through the ramifications before you make them. >> now, this morning egypt's president allowed not to allow further attacks in cairo. he also criticized the film and said he asked president obama to put an end to such behavior. >> thank you very
.s. that insults mohammed. >> but there are now reports that al qaeda may have planned the protest. in libya, the fbi is launching an investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: a team of 50 specially trained u.s. marines was deployed overnight to tripoli. president bush spoke to egypt and libya as it's becoming clear your what may have been behind these attacks. more protests overnight in egypt but they were met with what appeared to be a strong police presence. and while what's happening here may still be a response to a u.s. filmmaker who uploaded a video that offended many muslims, it's become increasingly clear that what happened at the u.s. consulate in libya may have been something different. a coordinated sustained attack that lasted for hours killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others possibly to send a message on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> this is not a mob in benghazi. this was an organized terrorist attack. >> reporter: as two navy destroyers and marines were dispatche
and threw molotov cocktails. four were killed, including the u.s. ambassador to libya tuesday when a mob stormed the embassy and president obama condemned the attacks and vowed to go after those responsible for the killings. the protests erupted over a movie that ridiculed islam. >> to us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose to denigrate a great religion and provoke rage. but as i said, there is no justification. none at all for responding to this video with violence. >> libyan officls say four people have been arrested and are being questioned in response to the killings at the u.s. embassy there. more protests are scheduled throughout the philippines and middle east today. u.s. officials say tensions are high as security is heightened at u.s. compounds around the world. >> sherri ly for us, thank you so much. >>> the story about the man who made the film that sparked so much outrage continues to change. we now know that sam basille is a pseudonym. he is in hiding now. tony? >>> now to today's top stories, new efforts
's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya was planned and pre-medita pre-meditated. officials say the violence was sparked by the anti-islam film made in the u.s. >>> it's back to school for some 350,000 students in chicago this morning as the teachers union has reached an agreement with the school district to end a seven-day strike. mayor rahm emanuel called the deal a, quote, honest compromise over issues including teachers evaluations and job security. >>> for the first time a group of female u.s. soldiers heading to afghanistan will wear new body armor tailored to a womany's body. the vest is shorter and eliminates gaps between the protective material and the body. female soldiers have said that poorly fitting armor made it hard to bend over, get in and out of vehicles or position rifles against their shoulders. >>> and a tiny ancient scrap of papyrus is sparking a huge ligious and historical debate. was jesus married? the fragment was written in coptic back in the fourth centuries, and it quotes jesus as referring to his wife. a second line adds, quote, she will be able to be
.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans, including ax chris stevens. nbc's ann curry sat down with libya's new president last night for an exclusive interview. >> reporter: would you call the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi an act of terrorism? >> i have no doubt about that, and it's a pre-planned act of terrorism directed against american citizens. >> reporter: what is your evidence that it was a pre-planned act of terrorism? >> number one, is choosing the date, 11th of september. it has all the significance. we take the facts about the way it was executed. can you see there's enough proof that it is a pre-planned act of terrorism. >> reporter: describe the attack based on your investigation. >> it's too early for me to give the details, but it was launched with a high degree of accuracy which means the perpetrators must have had some kind of exercise on how to hit and launch these rockets. >> reporter: you're confirming that rpgs were used in the initial attack. >> mortars. >> reporter: mortars were use in the subsequent attack. >> at the safe house, yes. >> reporte
classifying the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya as a terrorist attack. president obama said extremists capitalized on outrage sparked by the anti-islam video to attack the diplomatic facility killing ambassador chris stevens and three others americans. the incident is now under investigation, but intelligence officials now believe it was a planned attack in the guise of a protest. >>> a new mug shot of colorado movie theater shooting suspect james holmes shows he's shaved off the neon orange hair he had last month. the 24-year-old appeared in court thursday where prosecutors dropped their bid to access a notebook he sent to a psychiatrist before the shootings. >>> the check is in the mail for victims of bernard madoff's ponzi scheme. on thursday a court-appointed trustee sent out checks for $2.5 billion, fulfilling nearly half of all the claims from madoff's clients. >>> one final flight for the space shuttle "endeavour" as it heads from edwards air force base to los angeles today. on thursday, a very special fly-over for the shuttle's final commander mark kelley who looked
this past week, it's been absolutely remarkable. you combine libya and the press conference which is polling horribly for him, the campaign shakeup yesterday that was in several publications, and then this video, very, very bad news. this is one of the worst weeks for any presidential candidate in a general election that any of us can remember around this table. >> and how dangerous potentially are these remarks? at one point he basically dismisses half the nation as deadbeats saying i'll never convince them that they should takeersonal responsibility and care for their lives. does this feed into the very narrative that the obama campaign is trying to push on romney. >> feeds into what jeff greenfield called the thurston howell iii candidate, david brooks is talking about it this morning. 47% of these, quote, victims that mitt romney talked about, were not going to vote for mitt romney anyway, but jeb bush and george w. bush, when they campaigned, they would always start their campaigns in inner cities. they would always go talk to the truly disadvantaged, not because they believed they woul
and staff in libya. over an amateur-ish anti-islamic film trailer online. france is acting quickly, already closing some schools in tunisia, indonesia, planning on shutting down embassies, cultural centers on friday, and at least 20 consults appearing violent. wednesday, attackers threw a small bomb into a kosher grocery outside paris causing minor injuries. the editor of the cartoons has said if you don't like them, go to court over it, referencing what prince william and kate did through lawyers this week winning against a magazine that ran topless photos of kate. and that is what others are doing, at least two muslim groups have filed suit saying the images incited hate. >> how far can we go? can we, indeed, go too far? that's what this story is about. >> reporter: in europe, running those cartoons can carry mortal risk. in denmark in 2005, over a period of years protests, arson, and embassy bombings, dozens killed, murder plots against the cartoonist. there was a murder plot and attack against a swedish cartoonist whom with others insist free expression cannot give in. >> reporter: some
's currently no evidence that last week's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya was planned and pre-meditated. officials say it appears that the violence was sparked by that anti-islam film made in the u.s. >>> it is back to school for some 350,000 students in chicago this morning as a seven-day teachers strike comes to an end. nbc's education correspondent rehema ellis is in chicago with more. good morning, raheema. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. 98% of the teacher delegates voted to suspend the strike and go back to class in the nation's third largest school district. it still has to be ratified by the 30,000 members of the rank and file in a couple of weeks, but that's a formality and that heads off a confrontation with chicago's mayor who threatened to go to course to force an end to the strike the under theters of the new contract the teachers get a 7% pay increase, 30% of their salary will be based on students' performance on test scores, and while principals will make hiring, 50% of the hirings have to come from laid-off teachers. today kids back in class in chicago much
. there are serious questions about what happened in libya in the absence of security, and what is our middle east policy, but romney's missteps really have given the president more camouflage than he would have expected. we'll learn a lot more next week when we have the rumble in the rocky mountains. >> that column, a conservative column asking for more details has been written every week by somebody about mitt romney for the last six months. there's your problem. >> and it says there's a leadership vacuum. the republicans i talked to say this is no longer about keeping score on policy. this is not about ideology. this is about can you see this person being president for another four years or for the first time? that's what they are faced with. >> on this question of empathy though, isn't it too late for mitt romney to change the way people view him? he began his campaign on june 2nd, 2011. the country knows who he is for the most part, sending ann romney talking about his health care plan in massachusetts and how that covered more people that not, can he change the way people look at him? >> i d
the flag, saying terrible things and killing american people and you also have in libya, for example, after the tragic death of your ambassador there, thousands of people coming out protesting against the killers and demanding action taken against them so, you know, in the end, you've got to see this as a long struggle in which we've got to be on the side of the decent people, and there are decent people out there. >> but we do worry what the result of the arab spring has been. mohamed morsi, the new president of egypt, gave an interview in advance of him coming to new york this week, and he said this. by backing dictatorial governments in the past, the quote, successive american administrations essentially purchased with american taxpayer money the dislike, if not the hatred, of the peoples of the region. how do you feel about that? >> well, i feel about that that, you know, there are actually most of the governments of the world dealt with, for example, president mubarak in egypt and by the way for perfectly sensible reasons, my government did as well. look, again, what you will find in a
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